Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral scholars pursue a program of research and training under the direction of an MIT faculty member. As of October 2020, there were 1,394 postdoctoral scholars at MIT—1,024 men and 370 women.

Distribution of Postdoctoral Scholars by Area, October 2020

  • 31% School of Engineering (434)
  • 31% School of Science (428)
  • 19% Vice President for Research area (267)
  • 9% Schwarzman College of Computing (121)
  • 5% Provost and other areas (67)
  • 3% School of Architecture and Planning (46)
  • 1% School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (20)
  • 1% School of Management (11)